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Darth Talon Test 01 by Maru-Light Darth Talon Test 01 by Maru-Light
Well here she is... or part of her at least. The first (incomplete) make-up test for my Star Wars cosplay: Darth Talon (of the expanded universe). This is far from finished, but with the NYC cons looming but a little more than a month away, we needed to start testing the body paint.

ALL THE MAKE UP IN THIS PHOTO IS REAL.
All the red & black is actually make-up that took several long hours to apply by hand (thanks to the very talented :iconakaius: ) and the eyes are contacts. It's really only part of the makeup I need to do for Talon, and my 'lekku' head prosthetics are in the process of being commissioned.

Since this was our first go at it, the makeup was really an all-day endeavor, testing airbrushes and stencils (both failed) we ended up applying most of the designs by hand after sponging on several coats of the red. We only really worked on my head and chest and all other major parts of the costume at this point in time have yet to be created. It's been a lot of work so far.

I have to thank :icondarthhell: for supplying me with an invaluable slew of tattoo reference from his wonderful 3D renders of Talon.

And of course :iconakaius: who painstakingly painted it all on me by hand (and will be painting it all on me by hand for each of the upcoming cons...poor bastard ^^; )

Here:

Darth Talon (in the making) is :iconmaru-light:

Make-up & Photo by :iconakaius:
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:iconquigonjinncosplay:
Quigonjinncosplay Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done !
Respect to your accuracy, perfect expressive and assertive! :jedi: :jedi: :jedi:
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Thank you so much! Greatly appreciated! :D
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:iconcarringd:
Carringd Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
whoa!!
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thank you! :D
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:iconjamlizzy:
JamLizzy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I like it. It is really cool
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:iconfrankiki:
frankiki Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Freaking amazing, dear God I love your cosplays, now please make my day and do a Yaoi cosplay of Darth Maul and Qui Gonn Jinn
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:iconbandoodie:
bandoodie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
very nice indeed.
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:iconauroraart:
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awww, that is tight!!! :D
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:iconsagittariusgirl:
sagittariusgirl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
wow..I am speechless. that is awesome!
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:iconneinel:
Neinel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The Bodypainting is awesome! Looking forward to see the complete costume :)! Great work!
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you so much! We're working on it :D
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:iconhi-im-bud:
hi-im-bud Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Whoa.. Just amazing~
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you! :D
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:iconyotsubaclover:
YotsubaClover Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seconding the idea of you needing some type of anti-fanboy defense.
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
LMAO I think I'm gonna bring a bat :XD: If anyone touches 4 hours of makeup work, they're dead meat ;P
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:iconyotsubaclover:
YotsubaClover Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad the lightsaber isn't real. :XD:
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Well it has a blade, just not one that will do all that hardcore pwnage :XD:
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:iconanda-chan:
anda-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
...just gotta hit them hard enough. In the crotch. ...with the metal hilt. Alternatively, kicking works. :paranoid:
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:iconanda-chan:
anda-chan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That'll be me when I'm around. :rofl:

:chainsaw: :mwahaha:
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:iconyotsubaclover:
YotsubaClover Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're going to have your work cut out for you. Though I imagine that Mr. J had his fair share of being creative with a pencil for the sake of Harley's virtue. :rofl:
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:iconanda-chan:
anda-chan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: Mr. J sure did have his hands full, and seeing as he'll be protecting Harley's virtue the weekend before SW is debuted, it's only fair. Nevermind that I'll be just as red, but not quite as busty. :XD:
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:iconyotsubaclover:
YotsubaClover Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see shots of the two of you all red and in Sith glory. Epic is the word. :D
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:iconanda-chan:
anda-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:dance: I just really need to kick myself in the arse to get going on the sewing/armor construction for my own. :paranoid: I'm the definition of procrastination.
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:iconvinster1701:
Vinster1701 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I sense lots of drooling fanboys in your future. Better start practicing with that lightsaber.

Seriously, it looks awesome. Sean has already enlisted me to be a "sponger" the mornings of the Cons. lol Should be fun. You are going to really rock, we should enter you in some costume contests.
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
That's why I have you 3 guys as my (slaves) bodyguards :D
And you're gonna be my personald Lekku-holder right??? :love:

LOL! Seriously, thank you! And you are definitely hired as a sponger... LMAO! I foresee UTTER CHAOS those days :rofl:
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:iconanda-chan:
anda-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't forget the presence of the fuzzy one who likes to help (nom). :rofl:
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
She's gonna have a red tongue. :|
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:iconanda-chan:
anda-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:lmao: Or red fuzz. :XD:
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:icontigermando:
TigerMando Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I love Darth Talon and this is awesome work so far. I'm really looking forward to seeing this completed! o.o
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you so much! So am I! :D
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:iconrizzapiff:
rizzapiff Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. What kind of paint/make up did you use? O_O;
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you so much!! :hug: It's Ben Nye body paint, but I think I need to test some other brands/kinds, it rubs off a little too easily X___x
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:iconrizzapiff:
rizzapiff Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!! :D

Oh! That sounds VERY familiar. One day in the far far future I'm thinking of a cosplay that would require body painting. :XD:
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:icondarkfireraven:
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMFG This is amazing! :D
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you! :w00t:
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:iconlonewolfx0:
lonewolfx0 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cooL! :D
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconlonewolfx0:
lonewolfx0 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconlawllipop-bag:
Lawllipop-Bag Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Writer
"Darkness calls to Darkness, it calls to you..." heh, I can totally see you saying that here.
Very sexy cosplay, I can't wait to see the final result.
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
:excited: I've always wanted to be a SW baddie :devilish:

Thank you hon!
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:iconnightmarenostalgia:
NightmareNostalgia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I love both of you so much for this. Seriously, the makeup is so gorgeous, and you suit her character so well <333333
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
:glomp: Thank you darling!! I really hope it all comes together okay :D
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:iconlea-lin1618:
Lea-Lin1618 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
This is lovely. I can't wait to see the finished product!!! :D
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you!! Me neither! LOL :hug:
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:iconlea-lin1618:
Lea-Lin1618 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
You're welcome. :hug:
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:iconchasingwhispers:
chasingwhispers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
That. Is. AWESOME! Wow, the make up is totally professional. I'm so impressed. Love Star Wars too! This is excellent in every way. Please more!!!
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
THANK YOU!! :iconakaius: is mega-talented :D I couldn't have asked for better :dance:
I've got a few more to upload from the test, and hopefully I'll have the rest of it together by the end of the month :D
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:iconjosh--brown:
Josh--Brown Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Wow, very awesome! Legacy is (was) a great comic!!!!!!
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:iconmaru-light:
Maru-Light Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you!! :w00t:
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:icontenwood:
Tenwood Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love Darth Talon! I haven't seen a cosplay of her in a long since I was a Star Wars fan.
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